Homelessness services in Tasmania turned away 31 requests for assistance on average each day in 2018-19, a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows.
The institute on Wednesday released its report on the use of specialist homelessness services.
It showed 6600 Tasmanian clients at risk of homelessness were assisted into housing over the financial year.
Fifty-four per cent of these clients were homeless on their first presentation to a service, which was higher than the national rate of 42 per cent.
One in 80 people in Tasmania received homelessness assistance which was also above the national rate.
The state's housing crisis was the main reason for Tasmanian clients to seek assistance, followed by financial difficulties, housing affordability stress and inadequate or inappropriate dwelling conditions.
Just over half of the clients in need of short-term or emergency accommodation had their needs met while more than 20 per cent of clients did not.
Less than 10 per cent of people in need of long-term accommodation received it.
The rate of clients seeking homelessness services in relation to domestic violence fell between 2017-18 and 2018-19 as did the rate of children on protection orders.
The rate of young people and people aged over 55 years old seeking shelter increased.